CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) N’Kosi Perry posted a video of his dance on the sidewalk as he arrived Tuesday for the start of Miami training camp.
The Hurricanes hope highlight videos follow.
Camp is open at Miami, where the top priority over the coming weeks will be finding a replacement for quarterback Brad Kaaya, the Hurricanes’ starter for the last three seasons and the school’s career yardage record-holder. Kaaya is with the Detroit Lions after forgoing what would have been his senior season and turning pro.
Miami has six quarterbacks in camp, and it’s expected Perry will eventually get the job. No matter the winner, he’s got big shoes to fill.
”I hope they don’t feel any more pressure than any starting quarterback around the country feels,” wide receiver Braxton Berrios said. ”Whoever wins the job, we’re going to believe in and think he can do the best job for us. I hope they feel comfortable in that.”
Kaaya’s replacement will guide a team picked as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division favorite. Miami went 9-4 last season and has the majority of its starters back, but the quarterback issue is the biggest question the Hurricanes – who open the season against Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 2 – face right now.
Perry’s top competition likely is Malik Rosier, who went 2-for-4 in relief of Kaaya last season. Rosier started Miami’s win over Duke in 2015, the game where the Hurricanes got an eight-lateral kickoff return for a touchdown on the final play. All 33 of Miami’s touchdown passes since that game were thrown by Kaaya, who left the Hurricanes with 9,968 passing yards.
Source: Fox Sports